Tuesday, August 2, 2011

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting and performance gigs. The names of HOLA members are in boldface.

Luis Salgado did the choreography for the animated Nick Jr. special "Dora's Explorer Girls." He choreographed six dancers between the ages of 10 and 13 which was then incorporated into the two-dimensional animation. He, along with some of the dancers, can be seen in the photo above right.

Taleen Derdespanian
will be playing the role of Ilse in the Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater musical Spring Awakening. Based on the Frank Wedekind play, the musical is directed by Carlos Armesto and choreographed by Elisabetta Spuria and will take place in August at ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Teatro SEA is producing DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story. Written and directed by Luis Caballero, the musical will be produced by Manuel Morán and star Modesto Lacén in the title role. The musical is schedule to debut in November for the theater's annual Borimix festival at their namesake theater located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.

Mauricio Alexander e-mailed us to let us know that the short film he stars, wrote and directed, Departure, is an official selection of the 2011 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF).
The film also stars Tracy Pérez, Brian Luna, Caroline Tamas, Adam Hardin and Chelsea Gregory. For more information, click here.

Robmariel Olea is starring in the stage comedy La movida. Written and directed by William Colmenares, the play is produced by Rafael Marín, Larry Villalobos and Arisleyda Lombert, also stars Colmenares, Marisela Buitraga, Henry Zakka and Paulo Quevedo and is scheduled for an August run at Il Sole restaurant in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

On Monday, August 1, 2011, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2011 nominees at its annual sold-out event at the Carmine Street Recreation Center located at 25 Carmine Street in Manhattan. Over the past seven years, the IT Awards has honored over 1,500 individual artists, over 400 productions, and 300 theatre companies; having collected over 23,000 ballots and disseminated more than 5,000 judges. Two of the 2011 nominees include Dennis Brito and Stewart Villilo (as two of the Ensemble category for the production Balm in Gilead at T. Schreiber Studio) and Elaine Del Valle (for Solo Performance for her show Brownsville Bred at the Nuyorican Poets' Café). For more information, click here or here.

If you are an HOLA member and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail at holagram@hellohola.org. If you are not an HOLA member, why not join?

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